Phil Foden has issued a clear message to Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola about his future role with the club
On Monday night, Phil Foden showed off his skills in the attacking midfield position once more. Bernardo Silva, Kevin De Bruyne, and Julian Alvarez all contributed to Pep Guardiola’s team’s fluid advanced line.
The Manchester City academy graduate’s build-up play was almost flawless, but his goal-scoring ability stole the show as he scored a hat-trick either side of the break to guarantee that Guardiola’s team would continue their winning streak.
Foden’s efforts have helped Manchester City stay near the top of the Premier League standings, bringing the team to within just two points of current leaders Liverpool along with the skills of his fellow Treble-winning teammates.
After Monday night’s pivotal victory over Brentford in West London, Phil Foden expressed his happiness with his recent individual efforts and stated that he intended to stay in the attacking midfield position for Manchester City.
“I’m really happy with how I’m performing right now,” Foden declared. “I’m playing more inside now and for longer periods. I’m really happy with my performance. I’ve probably owned a Manchester City shirt in better shape than this one for a very long time.
“Long may that continue, and I’ll keep working hard on the training pitch and trying to get better,” he said. I’m a flexible person who can fill a variety of roles when required. I have to be prepared since I know I’ll be playing a lot of roles on this side.
Speaking further about his efforts in the middle of the park, Phil Foden said he is loving his role as Manchester City’s center-back and that he sees himself staying in there in the future.
It’s unclear if Phil Foden—who has made it obvious that he wants to play in attacking midfield—will stick to his confession this weekend. Pep Guardiola is quite specific about the kind of games that the England international should play.
This weekend, Everton will play as Manchester City’s newest rival. The Merseyside team is seeking to earn crucial points to pull itself out of the relegation zone after being docked ten points earlier in the campaign. They will be visiting the Etihad Stadium.
Shortly after becoming World Champions with a resounding 4-0 victory over Fluminense in Saudi Arabia, City defeated Sean Dyche’s team 1-3 at Goodison Park in the rematch in December.